The Nier: Automata PC launch date revealed yesterday is probably not correct

We’re by no means going to search out out what the discharge date of the PC model of Nier: Automata is.


Yesterday, Square Enix launched a brand new Nier: Automata trailer displaying off 2B’s tools of destruction. It appears, nevertheless, there have been two variations of this trailer, with a obvious change in one in every of them.

The distinction, sadly, as soon as once more has to do with the sport’s PC model, which Square Enix still can’t give a straight answer about. The preliminary model of this trailer despatched to Gematsu, included a launch date for the PC model of the sport. The date proven was March 10.

That model even had the Steam emblem and every thing. A number of Steam video games unlock worldwide on the worldwide launch day, moderately than at totally different instances for various areas, which may very well be why the date proven right here was March 10.


Seeing as how Square Enix has to date been unable, or unwilling, to offer a launch date for the PC model, many used this trailer as affirmation of the PC model’s launch date. That stated, the identical trailer on Square Enix’s North American and UK YouTube Channels, doesn’t point out Steam or the PC model in any respect. Instead, it exhibits every area’s respective launch date on the finish, for the PS4 model.

This may both imply the writer merely made an error, slapping an incorrect launch date and the Steam emblem on the trailer despatched to the press, earlier than realising the error and eradicating it from the official mirrors on YouTube.

This complete factor may be a results of an settlement between Sony and Square Enix that stops the latter from speaking in regards to the PC model. Although such agreements have existed previously between platform holders and publishers, we will’t say for certain if that’s really the case right here.

Nier: Automata is out on PS4 March 7 in North America, March 10 in EU and UK.